Samim Ghamami

Managing Director and Senior Economist, Policy Research

Samim Ghamami is the Managing Director and Senior Economist, Policy Research at the Financial Services Forum. He joined the Forum in August 2019 from Goldman Sachs, where he was a senior financial economist and a senior vice president. Ghamami is also an adjunct professor of finance at New York University, an adjunct associate professor of economics at Columbia University, and a senior researcher at UC Berkeley Center for Risk Management Research. Dr. Ghamami has also been an acting associate director and a senior economist at the Office of Financial Research at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and an economist at the Federal Reserve Board. Ghamami’s research has broadly focused on financial economics and more recently on the interplay between finance and macroeconomics. His work on banking and central clearing has been presented and discussed at central banks. Ghamami has been an advisor to the Bank for International Settlements and has also worked as an expert with the Financial Stability Board on post-financial crisis reforms. He served on the National Science Foundation’s panel on Financial Mathematics in 2017 and 2018. Ghamami has also been a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley, a quantitative researcher at Barclays Capital, an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California, and a post-doctoral researcher at CREATE Homeland Security Center. Ghamami received his Ph.D. in Mathematical Finance and Operations Research from the University of Southern California in 2009. His publications have appeared in different journals including the Journal of Financial Intermediation, Management Science, the Journal of Derivatives, Quantitative Finance, Mathematics of Operations Research, and the Journal of Applied Probability.